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AANE - Asperger SyndromeListed below, in chronological order, are upcoming events sponsored by AANE. Please contact AANE if you have any questions about these events.

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Advance registration with payment is required for all programs in order for your registration to be confirmed. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. After the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the program is still being held and if space is available. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. If you register for a workshop and are a no-show, there are no refunds nor credits given to attend another workshop.

Child & Teen 2014 2015 Workshop Catalog
For a complete listing of our face-to-face and webinar workshops, please click on the link above.

Webinar Catalog
Online learning is now available! In addition to the programs listed below, we now offer online learning via webinars, which are accessible using your computer or telephone. Online registration only.

On-Demand Training
Now you can watch recordings of our presentations at your convenience 24/7. Online registration only.

Upcoming AANE Events

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenEvents - ChildrenCalling all Families: Paper Airplanes, Origami, and Ice Cream!

First Inaugural Premier Supreme Platinum AANE Paper Airplane Squadron!

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Location: AANE office
Cost: $10 per family (online registration only)
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Learn to make paper airplanes intended for speed and accuracy. We'll also make airplanes designed for fancy flying and maximum time aloft. Expert (or at least friendly) assistance will be available, with the goal of improving all planes' performance. If making origami flowers is more your speed, an expert (and materials) will be on hand to help with that, too. (We'll provide all supplies for both.) And save room for ice cream!

Events - ProfessionalsEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensEvents - Parents of AdultsEvents - AdultsDon't Be Afraid: Understanding Gender and Neurodiversity

A Slideshow, Panel Presentation, Discussion, and Q&A

Date/Time: Postponed
Location: AANE office
Cost: $5-$15 per person (pay what you can). Financial assistance available.
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Join us for:

  • An overview of vocabulary and concepts of gender identity.
  • Is there overlap between gender and neurodiversity?
  • Panel discussion with teens and young adults who are on both spectra.
  • Best practices for parents and professionals.

This workshop is for people who identify as being on both the neurologically different spectrum (Aspergers and related profiles) and on the gender-different spectrum (trans, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binary, agender, or questioning); their families and allies; and professionals who work with those in the overlap or who would like to learn more.

Events - EducatorsEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenAccepting the Challenge: Practical and Effective Strategies for Students with Anxiety

AANE's Annual Summer Conference

Date: August 4, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Location: Rhode Island College Student Union Ballroom, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI
Cost: $60 per person / $55 for AANE members
Presenter: Jessica Minahan, MED, BCBA
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This conference is for parents and educators of elementary, middle, and high school students with AS and similar autism spectrum profiles.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that one in four 13 to 18 year olds has had an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student's behavior is crucial and using preventive strategies are key to successful intervention. Effective behavior plans for these students must avoid the reward- and punishment-based consequences of traditional behavior plans and focus instead on the use of preventive strategies, explicitly teaching coping skills, self-monitoring, and alternative responses. After attending this seminar participants will be able to easily implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety and increasing self-regulation, executive functioning, and self-monitoring.

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Events - ProfessionalsEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenEvents - Parents of AdultsEvents - AdultsSiblings of Asperger Adults Share Their Stories: Panel Discussion

Perspectives on Sibling Life

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Location: AANE office
Cost: $25 per family (AANE member) / $30 per family (nonmembers)
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Are you or your child a sibling of someone with Asperger Syndrome or a related profile? Parents, grandparents, and teens* are welcome to attend this AANE panel discussion to hear from siblings in the Greater Boston Area. You'll hear their stories, get to ask questions, learn practical strategies, and gain a better understanding of how to support your sibling while still supporting yourself.

*Teens must be accompanied by an adult.

Events - EveryoneAsperger Syndrome Connections 2015

AANE's Annual Conference

Date: October 23-24, 2015
More details coming soon